The Week contest: Fancy Coffee - May 14, 2010

A café has begun selling $12 cups of coffee. Please give the new coffee an appropriate name

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Results: We asked you to name the $12 cup of Ethiopian coffee a trendy Brooklyn café is now selling to well-heeled hipsters. You were in grande form with:

FIRST PRIZE: Mocha Dinero

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Tammis Dowling, Landenberg, PA

SECOND PLACE: Cost-a-latte

Rachel Blackburn, Rockville centre, NY

THIRD PLACE: Brokefast blend

Will Brinkley, Tucson



Frank Lyons, Trenton, NJ

Chock Full o’ My Weekly Coffee Budget

Judith Klein, Frisco, TX

Café au My God!

Gary Hennion, New York City

Sucker Punch

Ashley Ryan, Catonsville, MD

Joe Mama!

Gary Cullen, North Canton, OH

Surely it must be Joe King!

Debbie Later, Valencia, CA

Haile Priced Selassie

Phil White, Flushing, NY


Pat Smith, Playa del Rey, CA

Cream of Sheba

Todd S. Hyatt, North Grafton, MA

Madness Ababa

Chris Wright, North Hollywood, CA

Two Weeks Pay in Ethiopi-ay

Thomas J. Knott, Amherst, NH


Carol Blackburn, Rockville Centre, NY


Samantha Balistrieri, Haskell, NJ

Gyppy Cup

Terry Johnson, Chicago

Twelve Buck Chuck

Juli Hanssen, St. Louis Park, MN

Chock Full o' Bucks

Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA


Ivy Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

The “Buddy can you spare 12 bucks for a cup of coffee?" special

Steve Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

The, “I could have saved 12 children from Malaria!” blend

Nadine Skinner, Richmond, TX

"This is a stick up!" coffee

Evan Martinez, Los Angeles

I'll have a "To hell with retirement" please

Rhys Gerholdt, Washington, D.C.

The Drip Off

Gloria Wiedman, Haiku, HI

Goldbean Sachs

Chris Hsu, San Mateo, CA

Just Four Easy Payments!

Lisa Katz, Cherry Hill, NJ

Down the Drain

Charlie Thanas, Leicester, MA


Charlotte Hanna, Cape Elizabeth, ME

Livin' La Vida Mocha

June Johns, Las Vegas, NV

Cafe Au (Ken) Lay

Carole Mendelsohn, Palm Springs, CA

C.R.O.C. (Cup of Ridiculously Overpriced Coffee)

Frank Tedeschi, Rochester Hills, MI

Screw Yew Brew

John Donnelly, Woodstock, GA


Ray Shufelt, High Point, NC

Cof It Up!

Gloria J Walker, Sunbury PA

Beans for Brains

John W. Stinson, Springfield, MO

Fool's Bold

Kathy W. Hughes, Memphis

Cafe au Laitaway

Clyde Bachelor, Warrenton, MO

Grounds for Divorce

Steve Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

The "Let's not meet for coffee" coffee

Molly Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

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